A Million Little Things: Season 1 Reviews

November 9, 2018
A Million Little Things draws you in and, thanks to a couple more wait-what-just-happened moments in the first hour, persuades you that there might be enough more than meets the eye to this series to make a longer term relationship viable.
October 2, 2018
This ABC series commits gaffes on several fronts, beginning with its blatant attempt to clone This Is Us or, more to the point, to get people similarly hooked on its ability as a crying laxative.
October 2, 2018
Even though the cast is decent, the characters don't immediately pop because the writing lacks nuance.
September 28, 2018
Get ready to hear the cliché "everything happens for a reason" a million (little) times because, that's pretty much the central thesis to ABC's new sentimental, tear-jerker drama.
September 28, 2018
A Million Little Things could've been conceived by an algorithm programmed to synthesize popular TV shows...though there's reason to hope A Million Little Things will keep getting better.
September 27, 2018
It's like a murder-mystery dinner but stretched beyond one evening.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 27, 2018
One thing A Million Little Things doesn't do so far is unduly dawdle. Revelations and recriminations come at a fast pace.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 26, 2018
A very good cast and a steady vein of humor keep [it] watchable, while the fetishizing of death and a failure to generate consistent complementary emotions keep it from rising above a well-intentioned slog, a derivative Thirtysomething Reasons Why.
September 26, 2018
It confuses soundtrack for story.
September 26, 2018
It's just not funny, and it also shows that no matter what you think of This Is Us, it's not an easy formula to replicate.
September 26, 2018
Call it feel-bad feel-good TV, or uncomfortable comfort food. And, more often than not, "Things" is a little comforting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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September 25, 2018
A weepy wannabe from the This Is Us playbook that doesn't build much of a case for caring about the characters, much less weeping over them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 24, 2018
It's a good ensemble, but the whole exercise feels too conspicuously like a throwback to a certain kind of ABC drama that, frankly, has seen better days, and which has begun yielding diminishing returns.
September 14, 2018
"A Million Little Things" will make keep you guessing.
September 13, 2018
If you believe in the treacle-down theory when it comes to NBC's rip-roaring success with "This Is Us," then you're ready for ABC's drama about the emotional entanglements of a group of four Boston men.
September 12, 2018
Looking for another show to crack your heart open the way This Is Us did? Here's one.
September 12, 2018
The heavy-handed mystery elements and the studied way each character is given their capital-P Problem will leave many viewers cold. This is not yet us. It's still just them.